From The Thrift Store to the Tianguis:
Unraveling the Fabric of the U.S.-Mexico Border
with Melissa Guthier
Melissa Gauthier will speak about the international second-hand clothing trade and discuss how gifts of unwanted garments are commodified by charity collectors and commercial recyclers of worn clothing in the Global North and become a resource for developing local livelihoods in the Global South. She will share insights from her research into used clothing markets along the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to unravel the moral complexities of this trade characterised by increasing social and economic inequalities both within and between trading states. Melissa is a cultural anthropologist and a member of the Anthropology Department at the University of Victoria.
1923 Fernwood Road.
Doors open at 7 pm
Music at 7:30 pm
Presentation at 8 pm
Admission by donation
Presented by the Victoria Central America Support Committee
Refreshments served and fair trade organic coffee for sale